08 August 2008

Roadtrip in France

Our journey continued towards Bordeaux, then on to Lacanau near the Atlantic coast. We witnessed a beautiful sunset on the way, which helped to lift my mood after we got lost trying to circumnavigate the city (navigating is not one of my super powers).

The next morning we decided to spend a few hours at the beach north of Lacanau before continuing the journey. After our break from driving and with a lot of ground to cover to get to Nice on time, we decided that we would have to drive until we couldn't drive anymore. This resulted in four very tired people trying to find a place to sleep at about 1.00am, unfortunately nothing in the French countryside is open at this time and we ended up camping on the side of the road. The next morning I was glad to realise I had slept through a visit from a potential serial killer, who was listening to classical music outside our tents reminiscent of Hannibal Lector. Although I was prepared for any night time problems (I slept with my shoes on just in case!)

To avoid a repeat of this incident we decided to leave plenty of time to find a campsite when we reached Nice. However after getting lost for a couple of hours, then picking Campbell up from the airport at 10.00pm, we found ourselves in exactly the same situation. This time we wanted to make sure that we wouldn't be disturbed, and eventually found a spot up in the mountains next to some ruins. We didn't have a lot of time to sleep since we wanted to leave early in the morning to minimise the chance of discovery, but it was worthwhile when we went into the closest town the next morning and found a wonderful bakery with the best pastries!

If you would like to see more photos (including some by Owen and Troy), check out my flickr page.


  1. lovely sky photos! especially the first one!
    glad you're back on the computer and blogging your adventures! :)

  2. Thanks! It's taken a while to get settled so I'm spending a lot of time this week updating things...